TAL Materials, Inc.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
5 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $585K
First Award Date 04/18/97
Most Recent Award Date 02/01/04

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Kumar Dr. Sai R. Kumar 1 Message
Sutorik Dr. Anthony C. Sutorik 6
Treadwell David R. Treadwell 1

8 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 02/01/04 - 08/31/04

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the field of arthroplasty, roughly 500,000 prosthetic knees and hips are implanted annually in the U.S. This number is expected to increase six fold as "baby boomers" age. Tribological assessment of all materials available for the fabrication of hip implants indicates that ball components fabricated of par...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO00-013
Budget: 05/15/00 - 11/15/00

Although nanocomposites composed of layered clays and polymers have been made with impressive performance enhancements, their full commercial exploitation has been limited by restrictive processing techniques. The key requirement for nanocomposite formation is dispersion of clay particles at nm length scales in polymer matrices, which is not...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/10/99 - 02/11/00

Current polymeric dental restorative composite precursors have remained largely unchanged for the last 25 years. These materials have several short- comings including (a) the need for large amounts of filler for mechanical strength, (b) incomplete curing, (c) shrinkage, and (d) long term degradation of adhesion. In order to overcome these limita...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A98-128
Budget: 12/18/98 - 08/09/99

Design and synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid materials are proposed to improve the chemical, abrasion, and flame resistance of polycarbonates . We propose the formation of hybrid materials, in which hard, stable inorganic segments are incorporated into a polycarbonate oligomer, in two different pathways; a) Exfoliation of silicates in a poly...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N98-140
Budget: 10/15/98 - 08/15/99

The Navy has identified a need for new environmentally friendly polymeric coating materials which possess high mechanical strength, high adhesion to substrates, and resistance to the surface build up of marine organisms. We propose the use of hybrid organic/inorganic epoxy thermosets based on silsesquioxane cubes ([(RO)SiO1.5]8, where R is an e...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-201
Budget: 05/01/98 - 02/01/99

CompuTherm, LLC proposes to develop WinChem, an innovative and user-friendly computer program integrated with a thermodynamic database, to provide a significant new capability to rapidly determine chemical equilibrium necessary to evaluate the stability of high-temperature structural materials under corrosive (generally oxidative) conditions. T...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF97-158
Budget: 05/08/97 - 02/09/98

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO97-013
Budget: 04/18/97 - 10/17/97